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Hearts and Minds -- Documentary concerning the atrocities of the Vietnam war


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17 November 1975 (Sweden) See more »
An examination of the conflicting attitudes of the opponents of the Vietnam War. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Won Oscar. Another 3 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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Tin Chan ... Himself (as Faither Chan Tin - Saigon)
Chau Diem ... Himself - Editor of Trinh Bay Magazine
Ngo Dinh Diem ... Himself (President of South Vietnam) (archive footage)
John Foster Dulles ... Himself (Secretary of State 1953-1959) (archive footage)
Kay Dvorshock ... Herself (also archive footage)

Dwight D. Eisenhower ... Himself (President of the United States) (archive footage)
David Emerson ... Himself - Concord, Massachusetts
Mui Duc Giang ... Himself - Coffin Maker
Chi Minh Ho ... Himself (archive footage)
Charles Hoey ... Himself - Air Force, Saigon
Stan Holder ... Himself - Corporal, Placitas, New Mexico
Jerry Holter ... Himself - Air Force, Saigon
Vo Thi Hue ... Herself - Hung Dinh Village

Lyndon Johnson ... Himself (archive footage)

John F. Kennedy ... Himself (President of the United States) (archive footage)

Robert F. Kennedy ... Himself (U.S. Senator) (archive footage)
William Marshall ... Himself (as Sgt. WIlliam Marshall - Detroit)
Eugene McCarthy ... Himself (U.S. Senator) (archive footage)
Thich Lieu Minh ... Himself - An Quang Pagoda
Ngoc Loan Nguyen ... Himself (Chairman Mekong Conglomerate; Former Cabinet Minister) (archive footage)
Van Tai Nguyen ... Himself - Hung Dinh Village

Richard Nixon ... Himself (President of the United States) (archive footage)
Don North ... Himself - ABC News (archive sound)
K. Barton Osborn ... Himself
George S. Patton IV ... Himself (archive footage)
Thi Kim Phuc Phan ... Herself (archive footage)
Nguyen Thi Sau ... Herself - Former Political Prisoner
Edward Sowders ... Himself - Army Deserter
Lora Sowders ... Herself
I.F. Stone ... Himself (archive sound)
Michael Sulsona ... Himself (as Mike Sulsona)
Maxwell Taylor ... Himself (Ambassador to South Vietnam 1964-1965) (archive footage)
Ngo Ba Thanh ... Herself - Political Prisoner
George Trendell ... Himself (as Sgt. George Trendell)
Vo Thi Tu ... Herself - Hung Ding Village
Paul Udell ... Himself - NBC News
Van Khanh Duong ... Himself - Hung Dinh Village
Georges Bidault ... Himself (French Foreign Minister in 1954) (uncredited)
Les Brown ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Clark Clifford ... Himself (aide to President Truman 1946-1950; Secretary of Defense 1968-1969) (uncredited)
George Coker ... Himself (POW 1966-1973) (uncredited)

Daniel Ellsberg ... Himself (former aide, Defense Dept., Rand Corp.) (uncredited)
Randy Floyd ... Himself (uncredited)
J. William Fulbright ... Himself (U.S. Senator, Chairman Foreign Relations Committee) (uncredited)

Helen Hayes ... Herself (film clip from 'My Son John') (uncredited)
Brian Holden ... Himself (uncredited)
J. Edgar Hoover ... Himself (Director of the F.B.I.) (archive footage) (uncredited)

Bob Hope ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Henry Hull ... Himself (film clip from 'Objective Burma') (uncredited)
Joseph McCarthy ... Himself (U.S. Senator) (archive footage) (uncredited)
Robert Muller ... Himself (former Marine 1st. Lieutenant) (uncredited)
Khanh Nguyen ... Himself (President of South Vietnam 1964-1965) (uncredited)

Ronald Reagan ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Walt Rostow ... Himself (aide to Presidents Kennedy and Johnson) (uncredited)
Harry S. Truman ... Himself (President of the United States) (archive footage) (uncredited)
Nguyen Van Thieu ... Himself (President of South Vietnam) (archive footage) (uncredited)
William C. Westmoreland ... Himself (Commanding General, Vietnam 1964-1968) (uncredited)

Directed by
Peter Davis 
Produced by
Tom Cohen .... associate producer
Peter Davis .... producer
Richard Pearce .... associate producer
Bert Schneider .... producer
Mike Burns .... associate producer (uncredited)
Henry Lange .... producer (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Richard Pearce 
Lennart Malmer (cinematographer: North Vietnam) (uncredited)
Film Editing by
Lynzee Klingman 
Susan Martin 
Production Management
Mike Burns .... production manager (as Michael Burns)
Brennon Jones .... production manager
Sound Department
Tom Cohen .... sound
Francis Daniel .... second unit sound
Barbara Kopple .... second unit sound
Carole S. Marner .... second unit sound
Karen Mitnick .... second unit sound
James Nelson .... sound editor
Clair Noto .... dialogue editor (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Anderson .... second unit camera
Michael F. Barrow .... head gaffer (as Michael Barrows)
Ralf D. Bode .... second unit camera (as Ralph Bode)
Don Lenzer .... second unit camera
Ed Lynch .... second unit camera
Eugene Marner .... second unit camera
Editorial Department
Antoinette Cooper .... assistant editor
David Davis .... assistant editor
Bonnie Kozek .... assistant editor
Adrian Mosser .... color negative
Charles Musser .... assistant editor
Other crew
Dell Byrne .... historical film research
Pierre Cottrell .... consultant: France
Frank Davis .... feature motion picture research
Tran Hung Duo .... translator
Thomas C. Fox .... consultant: Vietnam
Barbara Gore .... translator
Brennon Jones .... research
Nguyen Si Quoc .... translator
Chips Sowerwine .... consultant: France
Le Thai To .... translator
Le Thanh Tong .... translator
Trung Trac .... translator
Ira Wohl .... production research
David Wyles .... feature motion picture research (as David J. Wyles)
Howard R. Schuster .... financing (uncredited)

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112 min
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Brazil:14 | Sweden:15 | UK:15 (DVD rating) | UK:X (original rating) | USA:R
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31 out of 37 people found the following review useful.
A superior film/documentary, 21 December 2002
Author: greg-253 from Portland, OR

Peter Davis created one of the most moving accounts of the Vietnam War and the attitudes at home when he produced "Hearts and Minds".

The film looks unflinchingly at the nature of power and horrible consequences of war. It is very much a pro-peace film, but uses the people who were there to speak for themselves. It also seeks to probe deeper underneath the American psyche of the times and evolves into a historical document about the violent social rupture that happened between the fifties and the sixties.

In many ways, it feels like a punch in the gut to watch the film. So many ideologies are laid many were false or misleading.

In the end, the film leaves you thinking about the price of war - and who is given the task to bear that price.

Truly deserving of the Oscar it received - and worthy of repeated viewing.

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